Last updated September 1st, 2015

Counselling Assignments for 2015-2016

Last name starts with Assigned Counsellor Phone number 613-592-3361 Email Address
Grade 9 students Mrs Barnabe ext. 2012
Grade 10 students Mrs. Saunders ext. 2009
Grade 11 students Mr. Barnabe ext. 2011
Grade 12 students – assigned by alpha
A – H Mr. Barnabe ext. 2011
I – P Mrs. Saunders ext. 2009
Q – Z Ms. Barnabe ext. 2012
Guidance Technician
ext. 2008

The role of the Guidance staff is to help answer student questions
and explore alternatives to educational, career and personal concerns.
They are a source of assistance and information in the following

Educational Counselling

  • selecting high school courses
  • addressing timetable concerns
  • dealing with difficulties in learning, studying or organizing time
  • working with students, their parents and teachers to develop an educational plan
  • consideing educational opportunities after high school
  • finding information on further education
  • completing the college or university application process
  • finding out about financial assistance and scholarships

Career Counselling

  • exploring possible career areas through the use of interest inventory surveys and print material
  • using work experience and job shadowing to further firsthand knowledge of the world of work
  • developing resumes and job search skills

Personal Counselling

  • learning more about yourself and others
  • dealing with personal concerns
  • talking over difficult situations and find alternative solutions
  • referring to community services as required

Students dealing with the effects of substance issues (alcohol/drugs) students may ask their guidance counsellor to arrange a meeting our
Rideauwood Counsellor

Resource List for Youth

Distress Line
Kids Help Phone Line
Ottawa Mobile Crisis Team
Mental Health Crisis Centre
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
Community Resource Centre of
Kanata, Goulbourn & West Carleton

Drugs and Alcohol

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
David Smith Centre

Health and Sexuality

Eating Disorder Clinic
Adolescent Health Clinic
Sexual Health Clinic

Counselling Resources

Youth Services Bureau
Children’s Aid Society
Youth Employment Resource Centre
Youth Net/Reseau-Abo

Special Education

Learning Support Teachers: Mary Saunders and Alex Massett
Teachers for the Developmental Disabilties Program: Jennifer Carter and Dave Coates